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Luke Shaw 2014-15 Performances

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20 Appearances
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  1. May 20, 2015

    Ballache Full Member

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    Good article and it makes sense, it's easy for us to sit behind our computer screens and criticize him for not looking like a £30m player but we don't know what happens in the background, I have no doubt he will become a fantastic LB and the amount we paid will look like a bargain at one point.
  2. May 20, 2015

    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    The only time 30mil quid for a left back would look like a bargain is if we have the next maldini or roberto carlos, don't think this will be the case here. Think in the end we'll be happy about the investment and pretty much that.
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    Ballache Full Member

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    Why not? he's still 19 and has plenty of time to develop.
  4. May 20, 2015

    SirAF Ageist

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    Aye. If he's our first choice LB for the next decade then 30m will be a bargain.
  5. May 20, 2015

    Invictus Poster of the Year 2015 & 2018 Staff

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    Yep.

    Ashley Cole cost Jose £5million + Gallas (total ~£18million) almost 10 years ago and was totally worth the outlay for Chelsea. Shaw is 7 years younger than Cole was back then, and if he can be part of the solution for 10-12 years, the fee will be more than justified.
  6. May 20, 2015

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    Get In Scholesy Full Member

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    Some excellent news if i'm being honest, after being a part of the world cup squad last summer, he really needs a rest to recuperate after the season he's had.
  8. May 21, 2015

    Escobar Poster originally known as Michel04

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    Let him have a proper rest
    Whoever does that is an idiot. Of course he doesnt look like such a player, we bought potential and it will take at least another 3-4 seasons until we see a more finished product
  9. May 21, 2015

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    Trizy New Member

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    How people can even question this guys ability or even his £30m price tag is beyond me. Watching him play you can see he is years ahead where he should be, he is solid as a rock defensively and we've seen what he can do running at people or overlapping (most recently against Chelsea).

    People had a few issues with him not getting involved in attack that much too which is fair judgement until if you watch any time he played with Di Maria, Angle pretty much ignored all his overlaps or gave him a nothing pass.

    He will add to his attacking game and defensively I cannot think of a better young full back in the world and the scary thing is he'll get even better defensively too, he's 19, he has an amazing 7-10 years more learning before he 'peaks'.
  11. May 21, 2015

    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

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    I agree, he is a signing that i'm very happy with, the talent is there for all to see. Great that he gets a good long rest now, clearly needs it.
  12. Jun 1, 2015

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    Kill 'em all Pastor of Muppets

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    He shrugs of Drogba as if he wasn't even there. :eek:
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    He's a beast. His touch is class as well, kills the ball dead - sometimes too well even. Great to watch him bomb down our left flank.
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    Navas couldn't go past him.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    Getting Cole for £5m plus a 3 year older and significantly worse Gallas was a tremendous deal.
  17. Jun 1, 2015

    Annahnomoss Full Member

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    What a highlight reel. He really deserved getting some assists this year and I can't believe he had so many good moments when he played so little.

    With a proper left winger who can do the dribbling and providing the real width for him he'll get to use his pace and off the ball runs even more hopefully.
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    This video shows to me how promising Shaw is and how bad our strikers were, missed sitters after sitters.
  19. Jun 1, 2015

    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Yeah he created some excellent chances. Hopefully next season he'll have better luck when it comes to injuries as we'll see the best of him when he gets a run in the side - though that said his best performance came in a game right after he returned from one of his injuries against Chelsea.
  20. Jun 1, 2015

    Annahnomoss Full Member

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    So far he's seemed pretty good at coming back from injuries at a decent level which is really important if/when he picks up more injuries. Hard to allow defenders warm back in to the team like you can do with a Rooney even if they are playing sub par every time they return.

    In the end he only managed to participate in 16 games, as much as McNair and just two more than Evans. But he's just been substituted in once which says a lot about him being first choice when he's fit rather than struggling to break in to the team.
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    El-Manos Full Member

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    This video really highlights he has massive potential. He rarely failed to deliver when he was actually fit. Deserves a good rest for the summer now and hopefully he will come back fitter and stronger.
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    The video highlights his incredibly stumpy legs moving at high speeds. Great work nailing Willian
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    He's played 20 games and has been subbed off/subbed on a few times (mainly due to injury) but I get what you mean. Even when he got sent off, he was back in the starting line up the game after his suspension was over.

    Hopefully summer off will do him the world of good.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    He makes feckers look like Valencia :drool: He is just so good at defending.

    He gets a lot of shit on here for his crossing too but I actually love the way he crosses. He tries to pick a man out and even when it doesn't come off you can always see what who he is trying to pick out. The same can't be said for most of our other players who just smash/whip it in. I prefer Shaw's method, especially with the options we have in the box.

    I don't think he was actually seriously injured most of the time but van Gaal's extreme fitness expectations and Shaw being young I feel he was saved for precaution and to make sure not to do lasting damage. I've seen plenty of people say about him always being a doubt in fantasy football last year at Southampton. I think the big difference is Southampton played him with slight knocks and tight muscles whereas van Gaal only plays you at full health.
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    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    He's undoubtedly a great talent, but it sucked that he had so many injuries this year. Though when he played, he played well and was consistently one of our better players in my opinion.

    He'll be a big time player for us if he can stay healthy.
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    The bromance has well and truly formed.
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    Awww they're already in love!
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    Jacob Full Member

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    Looking forward to see him play as much as our recent signings.
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    MDFC Manager Full Member

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    Brilliant. I'm really looking forward to this partnership, with the hope that Shaw can stay fit as well.
  31. Jul 12, 2015

    iammemphis iwillnotaskforanamechangeagain

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    Looks more like Shaw has been Friendzoned to me. He doesn't call him his friend or anything he just says happy birthday.
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Left flank sorted for the next decade :drool:
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    Memphis with either Shaw or Blind behind him should be a great left side
  34. Jul 12, 2015

    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    Do we think that Shaw is going to be first choice at left back this season? Blind looked pretty solid there as well, and he is going to be squeezed out of the midfield situation, hopefully!
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    Kill 'em all Pastor of Muppets

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    Shaw staying fit will be key to our ability to go for the title this season. Like Evra, he adds another dimension to our team attacking wise when he's playing. Chelsea just couldn't handle his runs last season.

    Of course, Shaw is one of our most talented players. It's just a question of fitness. Hopefully with a good rest he will go back to the way he was at Southampton. Blind will play plenty of games with all the competitions we have. I don't think van Gaal would want him to play 45 games a season until he's a bit older.
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    Nighteyes Another Muppet

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    If he can stay fit he should start. He's shown he has the intelligence and crossing ability to play there but what he can also offer is the ability to carry the ball forward which Blind can't. We've missed that since Evra left.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Yes, 100%.
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    :drool:
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    Yes.
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    He won't get to have sex with Depay? Poor lad will be heart-broken.
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